- The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World
- Abbreviations and Spelling Norms
- Emperors from Augustus to Heraclius
- War and Warfare in Ancient Greece
- War and Warfare in Ancient Rome
- The Archaeology of War
- Warfare and Environment in the Ancient World
- The Classical Greek Experience
- The Three Thousand: Alexander’s Infantry Guard
- The Hellenistic World at War: Stagnation or Development?
- War and Society in Greece
- The Rise of Rome
- Imperial Rome at War
- War and Society in the Roman Empire
- Men at War
- Treating the Sick and Wounded
- Keeping Military Discipline
- The Business of War: Mercenaries
- Logistics: Sinews of War
- War at Sea
- Greeks Under Siege: Challenges, Experiences, and Emotions
- Generalship: Leadership and Command
- Finding the Enemy: Military Intelligence
- Greek Rituals of War
- Roman Rituals of War
- Greeks and Achaemenid Persians
- The Germanic and Danubian Transfrontier Peoples
- Military and Society in Sasanian Iran
- The Athenian Expedition to Sicily
- The Peloponnesian War and Its Sieges
- Epaminondas at Leuctra, 371 b.c.
- Demetrius “the Besieger” and Hellenistic Warfare
- The Second Punic War
- Roman Warfare with Sasanian Persia
- Epilogue: The Legacy of War in the Classical World
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the character of the societies beyond the frontier and the ways in which those peoples responded to their interactions with the Roman world. Marcomanni, Quadi, Cherusci, Alamanni, Franks, Burgundians, Goths, Gepids, Alans, Huns, Avars, and Slavs were some of the transfrontier peoples. The chapter also treats the transfrontier peoples in two main groupings, one pf which consisted of peoples east of the Rhine and north of the upper Danube, as far east as modern Hungary. The second major geographical grouping was comprised of peoples north of the middle and lower Danube, from Hungary to the Black Sea. Several conflicts along the frontiers between the mid-second and fifth centuries BCaffected Roman thinking about the transfrontier peoples and influenced Roman military tactics. The continuity through time and space of specific burial practices displayed a degree of contact and communication among its enemies that Rome did not comprehend.
Peter S. Wells, Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota
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